Cape Schanck Boardwalk, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
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Mornington Peninsula Walk

Follow your feet to otherwise unexplored nooks and crannies on the Mornington Peninsula Walk. Tackle the walk in its entirety, or embark on one of the shorter components for a view of the peninsula you won't get anywhere else.

Emerge from rugged bush to deserted ocean beaches, or walk quietly past grazing kangaroos as you experience the diversity of the southern peninsula from bay to bush, cape to point on the Mornington Peninsula Walk.

One hundred kilometres or shorter sections
The 100-kilometre circuit incorporates short walk opportunities and four peninsula walks; Two Bays Walking Track, The Coastal Walk, Point Nepean walks and The Bay Trail, the scenic 28-kilometre shared trail that links Portsea and Dromana that winds its way past piers and jetties, swimming beaches and the charming shopping villages along Point Nepean Road.

Break up the rigours of the walks with the region's renowned accommodation, food and wine, always within easy reach.

Take care
Remember to be a responsible walker and be considerate of other people using the tracks, foreshore campsites and beaches. Ensure you keep to the tracks to protect native vegetation and reduce spread of disease.

Be mindful of the varying nature of the tracks, gradients and surfaces. Watch for cars when walking on shared vehicle tracks, and fallen tree limbs when walking through forested areas.

Enjoy the weird and wonderful wildlife that you'll encounter, but don't handle or feed them, and be aware of snakes, wasps, bees, ticks and ants.

When exploring rock platforms and beaches ensure you swim only on beaches patrolled by Surf Lifesavers to minimise the risks posed by ocean currents, rips and reefs.  Check tides and beware of rogue waves.

Be sunsmart and wear a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and sun protective clothing.

Never light fires or create sparks and flames on days of Total Fire Ban, and observe local regulations in national and state parks. Always take your rubbish home with you.

Point Nepean, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Fort Nepean Walk

Follow this short trail to Fort Nepean past The Rip, the treacherous divide between Point Nepean and Point Lonsdale that has claimed many ships.

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Walking to Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Coastal Walk

Spoil yourself with views of surf, sand, tidal rock pools and coastal scrub from cliff top tracks on the hike from Cape Schanck to London Bridge.

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Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Bushrangers Bay Trail

Take in sweeping views of wild coastline as you walk past native flora and bird life, from Cape Schanck and its famous lighthouse to the bay.

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